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HR support for startups

As a startup business, it’s likely that your main focus will be on getting your products or service proposition right, trying to drive sales or leads and growing your company. There are also areas like marketing, sales and finances to get your head around, which can be a challenge. When your fledgling business needs to start taking on employees too, there is a whole new world of legal obligations for you to fulfil and the consequences of getting it wrong can be very serious.

With a fixed annual fee HR support service, you can ensure that your startup business is fully compliant with all of the necessary requirements without needing to spend vast amounts of your own time on it, meaning you are free to concentrate on taking your company to the next level while your employer responsibilities are taken care of. Get in touch to find out more by calling 0161 696 6170.

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Why do startups need HR support?

There can be a number of HR challenges in a startup company. Most small businesses don’t necessarily have a member of staff with the existing expertise in this area, and it can be easy to get things wrong, which can result in real issues when it comes to dealing with every area of managing employees, from recruitment to retaining good staff and making sure the business is adequately protected under employment law for things like contracts.

There are also essentials like a health and safety policy and risk assessments that need to be in place for legal compliance, and the more the business grows, the number of policies and requirements does too – which will need a company handbook.

The consequences of getting things wrong can be severe, and could include claims from employees, conflict within the business and a high turnover of staff, as well as the serious problems that could result from health and safety failings.

The role of HR in startups is therefore a vital one. Most startups are not in the position where an in-house HR person is realistic or required, which means that these kinds of situations are ideal for outsourcing to experts.

What are the benefits of outsourced HR for startups?

HR consulting for startups primarily means that an expert team are on hand to help small businesses ensure that all of their contracts, policies and other legal requirements are in order in a way that enables the staff within the startup to focus instead on building the company and driving success without HR distractions.

HR processes for startups

Our HR Assist service is essentially a fully packaged HR guide for startups that includes unlimited access to our team of specialist employment solicitors for ongoing guidance and advice, along with assistance with all relevant polices and procedures.

HR policies for startups that our team can help with include:

  • Up to date HP and employment policies and procedures
  • An up to date employment contract
  • An up to date employee handbook

Our service also includes up to £50,000 employment protection insurance to cover the cost of defending employment tribunal claims in the event that this is required.

Get in touch to find out more about our fixed cost HR Assist service by calling 0161 696 6170.

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